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Barking Conservatives go ‘Turkish’ for their next fundraising dinner

  For years, the Conservatives have trailed Labour in securing the mass support of black and ethnic minority communities in the capital. A fundraising dinner in Barking, East London, on 25 October aims to challenge that perception, by presenting the multi-cultural face of the party. The Barking Conservative Association has picked Wood Oven Turkish restaurant […]

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Progress 1000: five Turks in 2018 list of most influential Londoners

This year’s Progress 1000 list of people making a major difference to London is perhaps its most diverse yet. Home Secretary Sajid Javid tops the list, while the Duchess of Sussex makes her debut straight in to the Top 10. Five people of Turkish heritage are also included in the 1000: footballer Mesut Özil (pictured […]

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Will your primary school child become a work of art? Steve McQueen teams up with the Tate to create portraits of London’s Year 3 pupils

Tate Britain, Artangel and A New Direction have invited every primary school in the capital to take part in one of world’s most ambitious contemporary art projects. Turner Prize-winning artist and Oscar-winning filmmaker Steve McQueen is aiming to make a portrait of an entire age group of Londoners, capturing tens of thousands of Year 3 […]

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Eight soldiers killed by roadside bomb in Batman, terror group PKK the prime suspects

Turkey was plunged into mourning after authorities confirmed that eight soldiers had been killed and one seriously injured in Batman province, in the southeast of the country. The soldiers were targeted by an explosive roadside device early on Thursday morning. A statement from the Governor of Batman’s office said: “the terrorists detonated an improvised explosive […]

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National Inclusion Week 2018 sees record numbers commit to improving ethnic minority representation in the workplace

Partnered by Sky, this year’s National Inclusion Week brought together business leaders from 750 organisations to discuss improving inclusion in the workplace – a record number of participants. The week-long event celebrated businesses leading the charge for better workplace representation of those from marginalised social groups. One of the week’s signature events was held at […]

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Second Enfield Tory Councillor suspended over ‘racist’ remarks towards British Turks

  Another Conservative politician in North London has been suspended following offensive comments to a fellow Enfield councillor of Turkish heritage. On Thursday 20 September, William Coleshill, the Conservative member for Bush Hill Park, outraged with his remarks to Labour Councillor Susan Erbil during a debate on education. Cllr Erbil had put forward a motion […]